ELAINE COOMBS: UNTETHERED
The artist's first exhibition in the Southeast, 22 April - 20 May 2023
If you missed the opening of Elaine Coombs' exhibition "Untethered" on Saturday 22 April, there is still time to see this wonderful show, which marks Coombs' first in the Southeast. Elaine is a renowned Canadian painter based in San Francisco whose paintings explore the changing nature of the sky. For the artist, the exhibition’s title untethered “encompasses feelings of freedom, joy, and lightness.” Elaine greeted many well-wishers and collectors during the crowded event. We hope you'll make the opportunity to see her show, which is on view through 20 May, Mon-Sat, 11-5.
March 2023: Julie Naima. We welcome to the gallery the stunning, exuberantly colorful, and crisp abstractions of Canadian painter Julie Naima, who lives and works in Quebec, Canada. A self-taught artist, Julie spent years discovering what inspired her practice: positive emotions expressed visually through organic shapes and solid high-contrast colors. She draws her inspiration from nature, her travels, and the imaginary worlds of children’s literature. Julie's work is now in collections throughout the English-speaking world.
Greg Decker's New YouTube Series
Folllowing the alphabet in a trip through culture
Two New Artists: Callum Francis and Greg Decker
News from Photographer Mary Anne Mitchell
Atlanta photographer Mary Anne Mitchell, whose intriguing and haunting exhibition/installation "Dreamscape" was shown in the gallery in late 2019, has been named by YourDailyPhotograph.com as one of the "Hot 100" photographers of 2022. Her work is in collections across North America and Europe, as well as Dubai and Taiwan,
News from Artist Jaynie Crimmins
Jaynie Crimmins is currently at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation - a residency in Taos, New Mexico. The Foundation offers three months of rent-free and utility-paid housing to people who specialize in the creative arts. There are eleven artist casitas, or guest houses, that are fully furnished and provide residents with a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors. The Foundation accepts painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, photographers, and filmmakers of national and international origin.
Crimmins is a sculptor who repurposes bits of shredded paper that she rolls, folds, sews, and fabricates into exquisitely detailed and intimate sculptural reliefs.
News from Artist Carl Linstrum
From August 8-September 5, Carl Linstrum was an Artist in Residence at Cove Park, an international artist residency site near Glasgow in western Scotland. During this intensive four-week residency, Carl developed 7 new paintings in his recent 'Fade' series as well as 4 new paintings in the ongoing 'Habitats' series, all inspired by and directly related to visual documentation captured during his time in Scotland. In addition to painting, Carl also worked in drawing media, watercolor sketching, photography, and short-form video. In and around travels and long studio days, Carl enjoyed numerous conversations and studio visits with fellow residents at Cove Park, including sculptors from Indonesia and Finland, a climate-change activist from Finland, a musician/researcher from Pakistan, a writer from Australia, and dancers, choreographers, artists, musicians, writers, and podcast producers from all over Scotland.
Terri Dilling: Learning Cyanotype
Exhibitions, September 2022
Living Color: Paintings by Sherry Czekus & Cat Tesla
Opens 17 September, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Painting with Light
Cyanotype is a process that creates a cyan-blue print through exposure to UV light. It is a classic process first developed in the 1800s. However, Atlanta artist Terry Dilling's unique and painterly approach transforms a traditional method into a contemporary expression in one-of-a-kind works that look deceptively like watercolors.
Atlanta artist Elizabeth Sheppell's love of color and texture leads her on a journey every time she takes up her palette knife. Building up and smoothing down are part of her working through a painting to its finished state. A true colorist, Elizabeth works in palettes from muted to electric, pushing herself in her methods and materials until she finds a thrilling "rightness."
Painter of Quietude
"Much of [Belgian artist Mathieu] Weemaels' artwork reflects his incredible talent as a draftsman and pastellist. His naturalistic sensibilities respect the world as he finds it and seek to find the most compelling pictorial truths. Keen observation combined with the right abstraction for a selected view of commonplace household items staged to both surprise and delight us with his contemplative visual poetics."